Monthly Archives: November 2016

Itihaas show support for Birmingham charity SAFS

Itihaas’ Managing Director, Raj Rana, has been at it again, showing support for yet another charity, Birmingham-based SAFS.

SAFS is a charitable organisation that provide health, social care and well-being services for children, young people and adults with disabilities. SAFS’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, and create opportunities for those who might otherwise be deprived from certain positions in society. Their work is invaluable, and therefore needs to be acknowledged, which is where Raj and Itihaas step in!

Raj and Itihaas used their wedding catering and event experience to help organise a fundraising event at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in June of this year. The event also marked the 20th anniversary for the charity and featured a live musical performance by four of the service users, who performed Rap, Punjabi and Rock songs. Attended by 350 guests, the event included a variety of companies linked to the charity service users and their families.

Raj and Itihaas’ support for SAFS is ongoing, and they are currently working towards creating more fundraising events for the charity. As an additional show of support for SAFS and the service users they help, Itihaas recently provided a three course meal for one member’s birthday party, with 25 guests attending.

No matter how big, or how small the event, Raj and Itihaas are ready to provide what they can to show their appreciation of such a worthy cause.

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Itihaas head up Let’s Feed Brum to feed the city’s homeless

Birmingham based, fine dining Indian restaurant and wedding caterer, Itihaas, take the lead in helping the homeless by handing out fresh, hot meals to those living on the streets of Brum.

Frustrated with the wasted food thrown away each day by Birmingham restaurants, Itihaas’ managing director Raj Rana has tackled the problem head on, delivering food to the huge population of homeless people in Birmingham and becoming a figurehead for the Let’s Feed Brum campaign.

The city has the second largest homeless population in the UK, and they are often ignored. Working with creative agency 5874, East Village Agency and Ben Rafiqi, the founder of charity Inspiration Support, Let’s Feed Brum has taken off quickly and managed to get off the ground in time for winter.

Itihaas’ Raj Rana with Ben Rafiqi

Raj and Itihaas’ passion for the cause has led to more people volunteering with the New Street Soup Kitchen, where Raj delivers hot food every single Monday night. More restaurants have also signed up to the cause, and 50-100 homeless people are served each night, proving the invaluable nature of bringing Birmingham’s community together to feed the homeless.

Along with Inspiration Support volunteers, Let’s Feed Brum are always looking for more people to serve up food and provide any other supplies for the homeless, such as sleeping bags, blankets and coats. If you’re a Birmingham restaurant or café, why not take a leaf out of Itihaas’ book- stop discarding all that waste food and get to the streets of Brum!

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